As many of you might know, I have a deep respect and admiration for the animal welfare work taking place in Africa. I am privileged to know and work in Nairobi and all through Kenya with Josphat Ngonyo and the board and staff of the Africa Network for Animal Welfare. The comments of President Trump are disheartening and grossly troubling for me personally.
It brings me to write this.
I am appalled at president Trump’s characterization of African nations as “shithole countries”. Over the last eleven years, I have worked with Kenyan’s traveling to Kenya three times annually, over 25 trips in total. I know people there working diligently to feed their families, raise their children, striving for a better life. I know people who daily use a trench latrine.
For those of us who believe in marketplace efficiencies and capitalism, Trump’s elitist actions and now expressions of racism and hatred toward Africa and Haiti are more than frustrating. It makes me sick. Our president is a disgusting man. He demonstrates extreme views that should not be spoken outside the confines of his trophy-golf-course-properties. He should not be in a position to represent the United States of America. It is shameful.
Many Americans volunteer around the world as part of our Judeo-Christian ethic and/or simple humanitarianism to bring about peace and share prosperity. Trump disrespects America’s goodwill toward men. He disrespects people. He is not a president that should be enabled. He is intoxicated with power, his past sins only amplified as president of the United States.
This is a democracy. What can be done now? In my opinion, failure to unleash immediate action toward this scourge on our goodwill is un-American and negligent. We cannot wait until 2020 to remove this mean-spirited president from office. He is sadly unbalanced, uncaring, lacks compassion and understanding for others. We have an obligation to fix this. He is dangerous. His real estate deal making paradigm is not a template for formulating foreign policy. He is unwilling to learn.
I write to my Congresspeople. I encourage us all to do the same until there can be an uprising, a clamor of voices to register the frustration of the masses sufficient to move Republican leadership to action.
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Thanks David, well said!
The USA’s reputation has been tarnished and the other countries are paying attention. So Sad! Thank you David, Be Strong
Thank you David. As always your words are eloquent, timely, and spot on true.
Thank you David for speaking so eloquently what many of us are feeling. It is very disheartening to have worked toward a more humane world, only to suffer the humiation of such a hate-filled individual as leader of our country. Yes we must be vigilent in our efforts to eliminate him from office as quickly as possible. Hopefully the world will be forgiving.
I share your anger!
Thanks for expressing your thoughts in writing. I have been writing congress to express my disgust and embarrassment of the leader of our country. So sad…
David – Thank you for expressing how humanity should look. In our community (Northern Colorado), we are struggling to help immigrant neighbors who fear detention and deportation – leaving US citizen children to fend for themselves. To me, this is about as “un”-American as it gets. Our nation, and our nation’s citizens, are better than this…..